The Blue Pickup


Author: Natasha Tripplett


Illustrator: Monica Mikai

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A heartfelt intergenerational story about a young girl who loves fixing automobiles with her grandfather on the warm grounds of Jamaica. Natasha Tripplett's debut picture book is a perfect pick for fans of My Papi Has a Motorcycle, Saturday, and The Old Truck.

When we hold our memories close and make room for new ones, magic happens.

Ju-Girl’s favorite days are the ones spent with Granddad in his garage, fixing cars and hearing stories about his old blue pickup.

The blue pickup was used to drive all over the island of Jamaica and has transported happiness to many. And now it just sits in the driveway. One day, Ju-Girl asks Granddad if he’d ever fix it, and he’s unsure at first. But the pair soon finds out just what it takes to restore the memory of the blue pickup and to create new stories along the way. 

This heartwarming layered tale by debut author Natasha Tripplett reminds us about the joy of repairing things with our hands and preserving stories with our hearts.